Australian Veterinary Clinic Rescued A Rare Golden Possum That Looks Like Pikachu
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Weird how Australia has the cute version of possums and we have demons while Australia has the demon version of everything else.
our possums sound like demons though (aus)
I can't stress how accurate this is.
First time I ever heard one was in our backyard in the middle of the night. I had literal chills down my spine, and every instinct in me was telling me to run like crazy. It's such a crazy sound.
This is how I first reacted to hearing foxes when I was a kid (States). They sound like witches.
The first time I heard a fox I was *pretty certain* that there was a velociraptor outside my house.
I eventually found my cat in the carport crouching ten feet away from a motionless fox. My cat would make a low growl, then the fox would make its hell noise. They continued like that for about fifteen minutes before the fox ran off.
Thats what im fucking hearing at night! Foxes!
When I first heard a fox in the middle of the night, I thought it was the crackhead who lives down the street having some kind of episode. I was freaked tf out lol
Mountain Lions. I thought a woman was being murdered. Which was concerning to hear as we were young women alone in a tent.
What does the fox say?
And while the ringtails are cute all they seem to do is shit, piss, fight, fuck, and die.
All of which either makes a godawful noise or a fucking horrible smell.
To be fair that’s pretty much every thing I do. Shit maybe I’m a possum
This reminds me of the first time I saw a possum in person, me and my mom were visiting one of her cousins and he lived in an area with a lot of woods and stuff around it, one time he was outside and heard a noise in the trash can so he picked up a shovel and opened it to dig around and look, a possum came out from under the trash and tried to jump out so he slammed the lid shut and knocked it over. In the end he sat back poking and prodding at the trash can till it left and the whole time it looked and sounded like the horseman of plague sent his pet out for a walk and it took a wrong turn
You just unlocked a traumatic childhood memory that I suppressed 😂
When I was about 8, my dad told me about kangawalladingafoxes, and told me they could rip an animals stomach open with a swipe of their claws. They sounded like demons, and hunted at night. They particularly had a taste for children, because children are small and easy prey.
We were camping down near the south coast, and a fucking possum was outside our tent. To this day, 20 years on, ive only felt that *TERROR* a few times.
I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO DIE, HAHAHA sorry, im cracking up 😂
Is it comparable to cats fucking?
It's like an otherworldly, gutteral clicking/growling noise.
Yet nothing is a scary as the sound of our fluffy Koalas.
Pretty sure we have the same possums in NZ, they screech like banshees. But atleast here we can fix that with a .22
Pikachu uses Quick Attack.
NewZealander uses Gun. It's super effective.
They are the same brushtail possum - you guys imported some from Australia a long time ago and they proceeded to breed like crazy.
To be fair, although they look cute, in New Zealand the introduced Australian possum is a demon, based on the destruction it has caused the country. New Zealand is aiming to be free of rats, possums and stoats by 2050 - how they plan to achieve this I have no idea!
Simple: Just release larger predators to eat the stoats, possums, and rats.
We'll send over some crocodiles
A few cane toads should fix it
That’s the best part, in the winter, the gorillas simply freeze to death
TIL that a stoat is a weasel looking thing and possums in NZ are much cuter than in the US.
Last time I crossed the ditch, I saw signs in NZ offering to buy possum skins. They wouldn't be the first species hunted to extinction. At least this time it's warranted.
We go possum shooting everytime we go over, we also shoot Wallabies over there. The wallabies make a great stew! The guy we go with is very much into living off the land so they aren't wasted. Its funny I've never seen a possum in Australia, but have seen too many to count in NZ! One of the little bastards stole apples out of our tent when we were camping in the northern islands.
Possum fur used to be a big thing over there. I dont think its as huge as was.
I'm not certain about the variety down unda, but the American version, though not as cute looking, does eat the most ticks in the animal kingdom. They are very useful, and they're basically immune to rabies because their body temp is too low to host the virus. Plus they only live about four years total.
Yeah, they're real arseholes. Don't think we have gold ones though??
They're entirely different animals FYI.
Opossums are angels you shut your pie hole.
nothing like surprising a snarling, hissing "hoover hog" in the shithouse🔦
Possums are cute af
We literally have the Tasmanian Devil
who is 'we'? you do realise there are more than 2 countries on this planet lol
They probably want to kill you, like everything else in Australia.
Are you sure it isn't just curry?
Came here to say that lol
quick someone lick them
damnit u beat me to it.
Fun fact: They captured it by throwing an Ultra Ball at it.
For a pikachu lmfao. What a bunch of losers wasting an Ultra Ball
Saw a video recently that explained why gen 1 Pikachu was worse than Raticate and it really opened my eyes.
Well that’s just rude
Basically, raticates stats are almost all higher than pikachus and I'll get back to that, and you can't evolve him in yellow. Even if you could his move pool as Pikachu is ok but he won't learn anything after you evolve him so you get to drag him around the whole time as this underpowered liability that only has super effective attacks against one gym leader and some of the pokemon used in the elite 4. Giovanni stomps him every time you meet him and his attack stat is so low he doesn't stand up to Sabrina.
In the other side of the coin: Raticate states outstrip him, with the closest being speed (a mere 7 more as oppsed to more than 20 in every other stat) and special attack MATCHING pikachus. Raticate can be taught more special attack moves via TM so he has a more varied move pool over Pikachu. He also gets hyper fang and super fang, which will carry through at least midgame. Also also, he is available from the start, as well.
Pound for pound Raticate outclasses Pikachu.
Oh, and raticate EFFING SUCKS
Thank you for attending my ted talk
*well that’s rude*
Team Rocket's entire motivation for chasing Pikachu during the show was that they thought all Pikachus sucked, and they found the world's only good one.
team rocket were brother/sister?
They were not. I don’t remember Jesse’s origins, but James is the scion of some ultra wealthy family who became a criminal because it seemed like fun.
thanx for that info. only watched it briefly and the origin of those two escaped me.
Preach it brother. Also Arbok needs some loving.
Just aim for Giovannis Rhydons horn ez
Don’t think about the fact it’s a ground type
Not just rude. It's vulgar!
no, it's just VERY rude.
They also caught [Raichu!](https://i.imgur.com/E0KftI5.jpg)!
Ah the forgotten one always
Jesus, you can’t just be posting close ups of Steve Buscemi without any warning like that bro.
Wtf is a radicate? Sounds like a decepticon
Gen 1 raticate was a psycho monster with that hyper fang.
The Two Hit Wonder. I brushed on Pikachu being stomped by Giovanni because of his ground types. Raticate also only has one weakness. Know who uses fighting types in gen one? People who lose.
It's a rare golden variant. Probably figured it was a shiny
They used an ultra ball because it’s a shiny that’s why op’s caption says it’s rare
But it's shiny
It's a possum. Just give them food and they will pretty much domesticate themselves.
We appreciate the link that helps us get a better understanding, thanks! I assume you read the article and that you understand that this particular possum is highly vulnerable to being attacked by predators due to it's coloration. It is a rare condition like albinoism and it's parents more than likely are just common Brushtail Possums with much darker fur coats. They have given it to a caretaker, who will nurture it and keep it alive for years to come. If released in the wild it very well could come to a quick and early demise.
Oh I’m glad it’s in good hands… thank you for mentioning
Thank you for your sweet reply :)
It's fucking ridiculous how many people in the US, Japan and Europe (the big ones for the most part) illegally smuggle Australian wildlife out to keep as pets.
Black Cockatoos, Kookaburras, Gallahs, Ring Tails, literally anything you can deem as rare or cute, etc. We do not keep any of our native wildlife as pets with the exception of some snakes and lizards.
I want to make it clear; **Australia has banned the export of ALL native Australian animals.**
If you purchase any native Australian animal to keep as a pet, you are contributing to black market animal trade and endangering the populations of our native species.
and a different prime minister.(one who cares.)🐨
Like pikachu from Wish
Can't believe I had to go this far down to find this. It doesn't look like pikachu at all.
They're called shinys
when you rescue so many animals you unlock the golden one
No that’s a golden chinchompa pet. Very rare, 1/10k chance and that’s after you already get the very rare baby chinchompa. Congrats!
Let's hope we don't find one in NZ... Reddit is going to be real mad once we killed it
Pikapossum! Use Thunderbolt!
To be safe, don’t take a bath with it!
Colour patterns tend to be silver-grey, brown, black, red, or cream.
You’ve heard of curry seagull, not get ready for curry possum
The Mac n' cheese cheese powder possum
Why is this golden possum so cute but the regular ones I see are fuckin terrifying?
It's the aussie version (possum), the regular ones (opossum) are american. They're actually different animals
Slim shady pikachu.
Ah yes American regularity indeed.
Ohhhh haha thank you for clarifying that for me.
I would rephrase the title, to “has a similar color to pikachu”; doesn’t look like a pikachu; a golden possum, yes.
Australia only has one animal that’s less scary than the American versions.
Lol you got me there! Haha
Are we sure he's not covered in curry like the seagull?
You sure it wasn’t just covered in curry?
I feel like Earth is so big that anything you can think of actually exists out there
has this just been dipped in curry like that seagull?
Not covered in curry like that recent seagull?
It has full-on hands.
It is weirdly pretty, I think.
Then what’s a peekapoo
Man i caught a ekans once, worse pokemon ever. Tried to train it and it bit me and ran off.
They're holding it like it owes them money
Even possums have good angles and bad angles
I choose you!
There's only a 1 in 10k chance of this happening when you change your pet chinchompa's color.
Australia: home to some of the most terrifying animals and also some of the most adorable.
Now tape a tavern to its sides and an exposed and active wire to its tail and tell it to use thunder ball.
gotta catch em all
I hope those are rubber gloves
Aweeee how adorable!!
Looks like my character on Biomutant minus the purple lightning bolt.
Australia. The place where everything is poisonous, there's a cross between a beaver and a duck, animals poop cubes and the possums are adorable. Truly a place gone upside down.
Hate to be a silver possum right now...
This is what Disney’s live action version of Pokémon would look like.
Just because its yellow doesnt mean it looks like pikachu
Yea only in Australia can be a piachu in the wild
::Shocked pikachu face::
gotta catch 'em all
I'll take 20 of them. Name your price.
Wait this isn't a real Pikachu? I'm confused
He's gonna scratch them all.
Now stuff it in a ball with no air And make it fight for you
Does it lay golden eggs for a big dude that lives up a beanstalk ?
looks like a bat.
That is the most pikachu animal I have ever seen
I saw a guy on create this in his lab on a video
Plug it into a car battery to see if it has any electric type moves
Will feed us for two days.
"Pichacu I choose you!"
I dunno about Pikachu, but he's Pikacute!
Wish we had cute possums where I live. We only have the ugly rat version here.
It's happening. ITS HAPPENING!!!
It's all cute and cuddly until it Thunderbolts a veterinarian.
Do not hug it, it will electrocute you
That’s a pikachu that looks like a golden possum
Tell the vet to check if he can produce electricity
put these in the wild and everyone will never hate them again, easy!
It looks like pikachu because its his cousin achu.
Saw this picture and instantly knew Pikachu was going to be mentioned at least once. I am pleased.
That's a shiny possum! What are the odds?
But is it venomous?
I am shocked ⚡️
Pikachu use down under!!!
Mediocre IVs and bad nature. Just release it imo
Ah fuck, that dude who splices genetics on tik tok let his fuckin animals loose again.
"Rescued". Gotta catch em all mf!
Looks like a stripe-less pikachu
I bet they will train that possum to lv100 then take over the world
Pikachu! Bubonic pladge
woah im australien and ive never seen this!
the NOISE they make tho, you can hear them running across ur roof at night, they're not inside the roof, they just run on top
Not chonky enough
Have you ever seen Pikachu?
That thing looks nothing like a Pikachu.
Omg so cute. I wanna take a bath with it
Damn! Wanted the chin hunting pet for a long time!
Just went down the rabbit hole on the possum back opossum thing.. tldr; possums are North America and possums are Australia and neighboring countries. Possums are more closely related to kangaroos.
*that looks like Pikachu*